Saturday, February 27, 2016
The Seduction of Dr. Fugazzi (2009) film review by Wmpyr
Being a fan of Troma films I was looking forward to this one. I thought it was going to be like a hardcore trippy independent film style of Alice in Wonderland, but instead we get a hardcore trippy independent style Shutter Island. Do I think this film was well done for the kind of film it is, yeah sure, I really don't have any complaints. It's just that I'm not a fan of Shutter Island, so this is not really my bag of tea. Towards the end of the film when they finally reveal the "twist" ending I was more fascinated by the white room shots that they did, and I kept wishing the scenes were different, more fantasy than the mental institute which were shot this way, I guess to show that the reality feels like a fantasy and the fantasy feels like reality. If you like B-movies with a Shutter Island type story, then this one is for you. To me it's really a non Troma independent film stamped with Troma on it, but somehow it does have the typical Troma type of feel even though it lacks the gore and comedy.
Wednesday, February 17, 2016
frankenstein meets the space monster film review by Wmpyr
Since I am a fan of the cult classic film, Robot Monster, I wanted to see other black white science fiction monster flicks like it. This one didn't disappoint, it actually turned out to be better than I was expecting. I liked the alien princess and her right hand man who reminded me of Dr. Evil except with pointy vampire like ears. I wish she wasn't wearing that genie costume, and instead her whole crew was dressed up the way the astronauts were in the cult classic film, Planet of the Vampires. That way we could have had Frankenstein versus the space vampires. Now I have to say that Frankenstein in this film isn't the classic horror Frankenstein, but rather a cyborg named Frank that malfunctions, he ends up looking more like the Batman villain two-face than Frankenstein but it's okay. In the name of aliens needing earth women, there is a pool party and a beach girl thrown in. There is also riding around in a scooter with music that doesn't go with the movie, but perhaps goes with the era, which is something that I couldn't relate to, since this film was made before my time. The space monster is a gorilla suit with some kind of skull on top. It does fight Frankenstein at the end and it could have been a great opportunity for the director to film the worst fight scene ever like Captain Kirk versus Gorn, sadly this opportunity is missed. If you like Plan 9 from Outer space, Robot Monster, and This Island Earth, then this film should not disappoint.
Friday, February 12, 2016
My Top 10 Straight to Video Martial Arts films by Wmpyr
In no particular order ---------------------- Ring of Fire II Blood Fist II Tiger Claws No Retreat No Surrender 2 King of the Kickboxers Showdown in Little Tokyo Extreme Force Timelock Against the Dark Tiger Claws 2 BONUS ----- TC 2000 - Billy Blanks, Bolo Yeung Kickboxer 4 - Albert Pyun American Kickboxer 2 - Dale Cook Nemesis - Olivier Grunner Shootfighter - Bolo Yeung Silent Trigger - Dolph Lundgren Sci-Fighters - Roddy Piper, Billy Drago